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Who wrote these lines?
Posted by: Kate (---.earthlight.co.nz)
Date: February 11, 2003 08:33PM

Who wrote:
Four walls do not a prison make
nor iron bars a cage

likely to be slightly misquoted.


Re: Who wrote these lines?
Posted by: Pam Adams (---)
Date: February 11, 2003 08:36PM

Here it is. (last stanza)

pam

To Althea From Prison.
by Richard Lovelace

I.
When love with unconfined wings
Hovers within my gates;
And my divine ALTHEA brings
To whisper at the grates;
When I lye tangled in her haire,
And fetterd to her eye,
The birds, that wanton in the aire,
Know no such liberty.

II.
When flowing cups run swiftly round
With no allaying THAMES,
Our carelesse heads with roses bound,
Our hearts with loyal flames;
When thirsty griefe in wine we steepe,
When healths and draughts go free,
Fishes, that tipple in the deepe,
Know no such libertie.

III.
When (like committed linnets) I
With shriller throat shall sing
The sweetnes, mercy, majesty,
And glories of my King.
When I shall voyce aloud, how good
He is, how great should be,
Inlarged winds, that curle the flood,
Know no such liberty.

IV.
Stone walls doe not a prison make,
Nor iron bars a cage;
Mindes innocent and quiet take
That for an hermitage;
If I have freedome in my love,
And in my soule am free,
Angels alone that sore above
Enjoy such liberty.


Re: Who wrote these lines?
Posted by: Kate (---.earthlight.co.nz)
Date: February 11, 2003 08:38PM

thanks heaps


Re: Who wrote these lines?
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.sdsl.cais.net)
Date: February 11, 2003 09:44PM


yeah, you're pretty quick heaps.


Re: Who wrote these lines?
Posted by: Pam Adams (---)
Date: February 12, 2003 12:25PM

Three minutes- that may be the new eMule record. Chalk it up to a moment between students.

pam


Re: Who wrote these lines?
Posted by: kevinchunz (122.124.5.---)
Date: January 09, 2008 06:15AM

does anybody have a summary or analysis on this >

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/09/2008 06:15AM by kevinchunz.


Re: Who wrote these lines?
Posted by: les712 (68.116.86.---)
Date: January 10, 2008 03:32AM

There is a discussion of the poem here: [www.emule.com]




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